Lily James, Emma Thompson & Shazad Latif to Star in Shekhar Kapur’s New Rom-Com
Lily James (Yesterday, Cinderella, Darkest Hour), Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Late Night, Saving Mr. Banks), and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, Departure, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) are attached to star in Golden Globe-nominated director Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming romance comedy What’s Love Got to Do With It?, according to Deadline. The movie will serve as the first feature project helmed by Kapur since the 2007 Oscar-winning historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a follow-up to Kapur’s 1998 Oscar-winning movie Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett.
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Plot details on the upcoming feature are being kept under wraps, but the outlet shares the project will be a “cross-cultural rom-com” about love and marriage “set between London and South Asia.”
What’s Love Got to Do With It? will be written and produced by Jemima Khan (Impeachment: American Crime Story, The Case Against Adnan Syed). Khan will produce through her Instinct Productions banner, with Nicky Kentish Barnes (About a Boy) also producing alongside Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.
Studiocanal will fully finance the project and is launching sales at the upcoming virtual American Film Market (AFM). The studio will release in their own territories which includes the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern and Joe Naftalin will oversee for the company.
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Production on the movie is expected to begin next month.
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